Man arrested after pensioners injured in road rage attack

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A man from Aston Clinton has been arrested after two pensioners were assaulted in an apparent road rage attack.

The incident happened at around 12.20pm on Monday when a burgundy Renault and a skip lorry were involved in what police describe as ‘a minor collision’ on the A40 London Road in High Wycombe, opposite the entrance to the Rye.

Both drivers stopped their vehicles and got out.

The skip lorry driver then allegedly kicked the Renault driver, a man in his seventies, and assaulted him until he fell to the ground.

The passenger in the Renault, also a man aged in his seventies, got out the car and attempted to restrain the lorry driver, however he was also attacked.

The first man suffered injuries to his leg while the second sustained cuts to his wrist.

A 31-year-old man from Aston Clinton was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning ABH, common assault and criminal damage to property in connection with the incident and was bailed until August 20.

Investigating officer PC Jessica Martin, from High Wycombe police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident itself or anyone who saw the vehicles travelling prior to the collision.

“This incident was a completely unprovoked attack on two members of the public on a busy road, which was full of traffic at the time.

“If you have any information which could assist with the investigation, please contact the police.”

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation should call PC Martin via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.